INDIAN aviation sector has transformed from an over regulated and under managed sector to a more open, liberal and investment friendly sector in the recent years. The sector is undergoing significant developments with the changing scenario in the country. Government has taken several steps in the direction of structural policy reforms and initiated new policies which are encouraging foreign investments under public-private partnership projects.
The opportunities for investment in civil aviation sector across the country in coming years are immense. Indian Government has already planned huge investments to meet the growing needs of the sector. In view of the significance of the sector and need for highlighting the investment opportunities, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India are jointly organizing the 3rd edition of India Aviation Conference. The Conference is being organized alongside the India’s largest and only event of its kind on civil aviation, India Aviation 2012, comprising static and flying display of aircrafts. The theme of this year’s event is ‘India: The Emerging Aviation Hub’.
The conference will focus on the opportunities for investment in Indian civil aviation sector and highlight India’s potential for becoming a hub for ‘air cargo logistics’, ‘manpower training’ and ‘Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul’ (MRO) work triggered primarily by India’s fast-growing passenger traffic, aircraft demand, availability of talented engineering workforce and strategic position in the South East Asia.
The objective of the high-level conferences is to bring together Government leaders, airline chiefs, airport operators and regulators, air navigation service providers and manufacturers for active discourse to address a wide range of pertinent challenges facing the aviation industry. Under the theme of “India: The Emerging Aviation Hub”, the India Aviation Conference 2012 will also address a wide range of issues, including building a successful and sustainable future, climate change and security challenges.
The conference will attract policy-makers, regulators, airport infrastructure developers, airlines, financial institutions, corporate leaders & investors, technology providers, consultants, bilateral & multilateral agencies, senior Government officials, domain experts and others having interest in the business of civil aviation.
The India Aviation conference will provide a platform to delegates from across the globe to exchange ideas with the expert speakers, government officials and fellow participants on the latest developments in the sector. Presence of policy makers, senior government officials, domain experts and Global leaders from civil aviation sector offers tremendous on the spot business opportunities to the participating delegates.
The conference will also have the benefit of participation of delegates from a large number of countries that would be visiting / exhibiting in the India Aviation 2012 Exhibition. The event will witness UK as the Partner Country, France as the Focus Country and USA as the Guest Country. A number of Ministerial and Business delegations will be visiting to attend the event and participate in B2B meetings planned to be organized along this conference.